DDOS Attacker’s Luck Runs Out

One of the men related to the DDOS attacks on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network this past Christmas has been arrested. The 18-year old British native was taken into custody after a combined effort of a number of cyber crimes units. His charges go further than just the DDOS, thus he may have quite a bit to deal with on his plate.

The agencies that worked together to get their hands on the young man are: the Federal Bureau of Investigation, South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (Serocu), the North West Regional Crime Unit and the National Cyber Crimes Unit.

According to the head of Serocu’s Cyber Crimes Unit, Craig Jones, the investigations are still in their early stages. The UK cyber crimes units will continue to work closely in tandem with the FBI in hopes of hunting down more perpetrators and bring them to justice.

The current arrestee has charges against him including: aforementioned DDOS attacks, providing false information to US law enforcement agencies and swatting.

My Opinion:

Good. I honestly hope he gets the worst they can throw at him. If you’re going to be a horrible person who tries to ruin fun for everyone else and you do so in illegal means, you deserve the worst. Most certainly since their DDOSing occurred on Christmas when so many people, young and old alike were getting a new console to enjoy and such. They robbed adults of their time off and doing something they enjoyed, and children of a happy Christmas memory. These people are disgusting and even if he were younger I would feel the same way. I could never understand doing this, but he made the decision to ruin his own life. Oh well.


Myles K Farrington is one of the MONG Senior Editors and is legitimately wondering where he’s going from here. Keep up with him over on IGN and Twitter as well!

2 thoughts on “DDOS Attacker’s Luck Runs Out”

  1. I’m glad he is 18 so he can get tried as an adult and we can all learn his name 🙂 No, but seriously I’m happy he was arrested. Not exactly sure what crime he committed other than malicious intent.

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